Virginia Living Museum, Inc. wrote -
“Abe’s” story began in coastal North Carolina in 2012, when volunteers rescued him and several other hatchlings that otherwise would not have survived.
Abe was rehabilitated and then transferred to the Virginia Living Museum as part of a regional conservation program. During his two years at the Virginia Living Museum he gained considerable strength and size. Abe just turned 4 years old and is ready for the next step. He will be fitted with a satellite tag affixed to his shell that will track his daily movements. These tags provide critical scientific data to conservation researchers. The best part is that you can follow Abe wherever he travels at http://thevlm.org/explore/conservation/wildlife/sea-turtle-tag-release-program/.
It is our mission to connect people to nature through educational experiences and to promote conservation. Nurturing and raising Abe plays a key role in living our mission. Loggerhead Sea Turtles are endangered. Their nesting habitats are negatively effected by coastal development, predation and human disturbances. We invite you to be a part of our mission by supporting Abe's successful release.
The attached video shows Abby's great adventure as an example of our continuing conservation programs. Abe's release will be similar and is scheduled for October 21st, 2015.
Abe was successfully released off the coast of Beaufort, NC and has traveled nearly 200 miles and is currently off the beach of Cape Lookout, NC. He appears to be thriving in his natural environment. Abe's movement can be watched live HERE
Thank you for helping support Abe's grand journey and the Virginia Living Museums conservation efforts. If you'd still like to make a contribution to the cause, please donate.